Ismail Sabri: 672 nabbed for MCO violations with 442 held for activities at entertainment outlets


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  • Sunday, 20 Dec 2020

PETALING JAYA: Police detained 672 individuals for failing to comply with movement control order (MCO) regulations on Saturday (Dec 19), says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Defence Minister said among the offences were activities at entertainment outlets (442 individuals), not wearing face masks (90), failure to comply with physical distancing (78) and not leaving contact details (37).

“A total of 643 individuals were given compounds and 29 were remanded, ” he said in a statement Sunday (Dec 20).

The task force on standard operating procedure (SOP) compliance also conducted 45,483 checks involving 3,482 supermarkets, 4,814 restaurants, 1,572 hawkers, 1,238 factories, 3,124 banks and 669 government offices.

“A total of 941 land transport terminals, 235 water transport terminals, as well as 84 air transport terminals were also monitored, ” he said.

Ismail said enforcement authorities nabbed 83 illegal immigrants, one tekong (skippers) and seized three land vehicles, with 118 roadblocks set up on Saturday.

Meanwhile, pubic sanitisation operations, which are regulated under the Housing and Local Government Ministry, have since March 30 been conducted 12,837 times in 137 zones.

On Saturday, he said, 39 sanitisation operations were conducted across 11 red zones, two orange zones, 10 yellow zones and three green zones, involving 11 states and two federal territories.

On mandatory quarantines, a total of 89,479 individuals who have returned to the country between July 24 to Dec 18 have undergone quarantine at 75 hotels and 16 public training institutes and private education institutes across the country.

“Out of the total, 8,384 individuals are still undergoing the mandatory quarantine, while 532 individuals have been sent to hospital for treatment.

“A total of 80,563 individuals were allowed to return home. The individuals had returned from 36 countries, including Cambodia, Thailand, India and others, ” he said.

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